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Aaron Harrison catches fire for the 87ers


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I’m not one to really write home about any player’s performance in the NBA D-League, but Wildcat legend Aaron Harrison absolutely went off in today’s game for the Delaware 87ers in their game against the Erie Bayhawks.

Harrison had his rights traded to Delaware at the beginning of February from the Charlotte Hornets’ development league team, the Greensboro Swarm. Now, he’s starting alongside former Louisville Cardinal Russ Smith, making an all-state of Kentucky back court for the 87ers.

In today’s win over the Bayhawks, Harrison went for 30 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers. While that is a good line in and of itself, the real telling stat is that Harrison was an incredible 8-8 from three point land. A lot of players can go for 30 points in a D League game, but not a lot of players can go 8-8 from the NBA three-point line while being guarded.

Take a look at Aaron’s highlights below:

You’d think people would know that you have to guard him a little better from the left wing, right? Just ask Michigan and Wisconsin what they think on that subject.

On top of Harrison’s performance, his backcourt mate, Russ Smith added in 17 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Those two guys led the way for the 87ers in their 123 to 103 victory today. Hopefully today’s performance is the beginning of Aaron Harrison’s path back to an NBA roster.

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Article written by Brett Bibbins

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8 responses to “Aaron Harrison catches fire for the 87ers”

  1. Luether

    Congrats to Aaron! Know the feeling well. When you’re hot, you’re hot…

  2. WeareBBN

    awesome, leaving him out there and losing that undefeated championship title was worth it.

    1. JusSayin

      Do you not remember Sam Dekker scoring on Devin Booker at will? They ran like for isolations for him on the left wing in a row. Every single one was a score or foul. That’s why he wasn’t in the game.

    2. blackmilk23

      Also Aaron Harrison was 5/10 in that game with 12 points in only 27 minutes… in addition to being the only matchup Dekker didn’t abuse.

      UK fans remember that game differently than it happened.

    3. CATandMONKEY

      False narrative continues.
      WCS or lack there of, was the key to that loss. Booker was getting jobbed all game.

    4. catsarerunnin

      Good grief. Move on.

    5. CatBlue in LR

      My memory is having Andrew in at crunch time rather than Tyler, leading to two crucial shot-clock violations, had more to do with that loss than anything Aaron did or did not do.

  3. CatBlue in LR

    Wonder where they got their name — 87ers? Reckon it has something to do with ratification of the U.S. Constitution?